Funeral Chapel in Venezuela; Presidents travel and present condolences
Elias Jaua, Venezuelan Foreign Minister revealed that the funeral of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias, will be held tomorrow in the presence of “ten presidents“.
The first ones to arrive at the Simon Bolivar International Airport were the presidents of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and of Bolivia, Evo Morales.
Also, they were the first ones to see the open casket of the “Commander” in the midst of pain and sorrow of millions of Venezuelans, who walked in a red tide of 6 kilometers long and led the way ahead for the deceased Chavez up to the hall of Honor of the Caracas Military Academy, where he received honors from his family and senior officials.
International news agencies have confirmed the attendance of the presidents of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes and of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina.
The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, will also attend the funeral of Chavez. His trip to Venezuela is scheduled today.
U.S. will also send a delegation to present tribute to the death of hailed president Hugo Chavez.
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